Lenhardt Lecture: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains
This virtual event is free for Museum Members and open to the public with a suggested donation.
Join us for the 2020 Lenhardt Lecture featuring internationally renowned artist, Teresita Fernández, in conversation with artist and cultural critic, Amalia Mesa-Bains.
Considered one of the most innovative artists of her generation, Fernández is best known for her immersive installations and sculptures and her monumental public-art commissions. This lecture coincides with Teresita Fernández: Elemental, a mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s work, now on view through January 3, 2021.
Amalia Mesa-Bains is an artist and cultural critic. Her artworks, primarily interpretations of traditional Chicano altars, resonate both in contemporary formal terms and in their ties to her Chicano community and history. She has pioneered the documentation and interpretation of Chicano traditions in Mexican-American art and is a leader in the field of community arts. Among her many awards is the distinguished MacArthur Fellowship. She is Professor Emerita in the Visual and Public Art department at California State University at Monterey Bay.
This event has been sponsored by Dawn and David Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative.
Image of Teresita Fernández, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Natalia Mantini.